User ID
Password
  Forgot User ID
or Register Today!
VegasInsider.com
Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Follow Us on Google+ VI Mobile Scores and Betting Odds
Home
NFL
NBA
NHL
MLB
NCAA FB
NCAA BK
Horses
Golf
Auto
Soccer
More
Betting Tools

 
Mistakes doom Rask, Bruins in Game 1

New Sportsbook.ag customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Join Now

Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!

CHICAGO (AP) - Key mistakes by his teammates late in regulation and one wild deflection at the end were simply too much for Tuukka Rask to overcome.

Advertisement
Now, the Boston Bruins trail the Chicago Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup finals. Don't blame their goalie for that.

Rask did his part, but the Bruins fell 4-3 in triple overtime in a riveting Game 1 that ended with the puck deflecting off Chicago's Andrew Shaw and into the net for the winner.

It was a fitting conclusion to a game that saw the Bruins blow a two-goal lead late in regulation through no fault of Rask's.

Michael Roszival shot the puck from the right point into traffic. It deflected off Dave Bolland and Shaw before slipping past Rask to complete the comeback in a game that more than lived up to the hype.

In the first championship meeting in 34 years between Original Six franchises, the Bruins were sailing along with a 3-1 lead after Milan Lucic scored twice and Patrice Bergeron added a power-play goal just over six minutes into the third period.

Then, in a flash, everything changed for Boston. What looked like a safe lead quickly evaporated thanks to one big turnover and one unfortunate bounce for the Bruins.

The comeback started when Shaw picked off a clearing attempt by Torey Krug and fed Dave Bolland on a two-on-one rush to pull Chicago within one with 12 minutes left in regulation. Lucic then got stopped on a two-on-one by Corey Crawford midway through the third, and Johnny Oduya tied it for Chicago when his shot from the point deflected off Andrew Ference defending at the side of the crease and bounced past Rask.

Just like that, the game was tied.

Rask came in with a league playoff-high .943 save percentage, and he stopped 59 shots in this one. He went 149:36 without giving up a goal before rookie Brandon Saad scored off a feed from Marian Hossa to make it 2-1 and bring the crowd to its feet.

They were really roaring in the end, and now, the Bruins will have to shake this one off after winning nine of the previous 10 games.

It's not the first time they've had to pick themselves up in these playoffs. They nearly got knocked out by Toronto in the first round, blowing a 3-1 series lead and then rallying from three down in the third period of the seventh game.

AP NEWS
The Associated Press News Service

Copyright 2015
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved

  
HEADLINES
Canadiens re-sign Galchenyuk
Flyers, Voracek agree to extension
Sabres: Last two seasons a 'success'
Former Red Wings D Reise Jr. dies
Blackhawks getting new practice facility
Devils F Zubrus placed on waivers
Bruins, Habs set for Winter Classic
Flyers sign C Couturier to long-term deal
Capitals D Orpik has wrist surgery
MORE HEADLINES
 
Why Buy Picks From VegasInsider.com
NHL Pro Hockey Handicapper Sports Picks Records
VegasInsider.com Gold Membership
2014 NHL SEASON PICK RECORDS
Money Leaders
Handicapper Money
Gary Bart + 4798
Alex Smith + 2128
Kevin Rogers + 1202
Last 7 Day Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Last 7 Days  
   
   
Over-Under Leaders
Handicapper Money
Doc's Sports + 1262
Alex Smith + 627
Bill Marzano + 576
Guaranteed Leaders
Handicapper Money
Kevin Rogers + 1178
Alex Smith + 964
Doc's Sports + 370
Yesterday's Leaders
Handicapper Money
No Games Yesterday  
   
   
Member Leaders
Handicapper Money
Alex Smith + 1284
Gary Bart + 680
Bruce Marshall + 545
MORE PICK RECORDS
  
corner graphic
With a VI Gold Membership, you can SAVE 10% off a Live Odds subscription, SAVE 20% off Daily Pick packages, and receive access to up to 1,000 Member Plays each month!
VI Daily Fantasy Sager Bomb